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From "Robert Burrell Donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Release Mirroring
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:01:15 GMT
On Dec 19, 2007 7:49 PM, Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com> wrote:
> Here is information on the two "styles" of web pages for mirroring:
>
> http://www.apache.org/dev/release-download-pages.html#download-scripts
>
> I would prefer the "custom template" approach - I don't think it's very
> hard to do; I've already set something similar up for Eclipse plugin
> download mirroring (and got it to work, even ;-) ).
>
> I would require the following steps, I think:
>
> 1) generating & uploading the cgi wrapper script (I already did this for
> the Eclipse plugin downloads - it's easy).
> 2) editing our website:
>    a) making a new download page that has variables in it that reference
> the mirrors properly

best to make sure that users are directed towards the right sums, sigs
and KEYS too

>    b) making the old download page at the old download page URL "point"
> to the new page via a redirect, in case some people are holding onto
> refs to that URL

redirects will be needed for all existing release since these will
need to be directly archived. easiest to do all at once.

>    c) making the rest of our website that used to link the old download
> page link the new one

best to leave this until the mirrors have properly sync'd

- robert

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